Playboi Carti’s height is listed as 185.5cm, equivalent to 6 feet 1 inch. Playboi Carti’s height is, strangely, one of the things a lot of his fans are curious to know about. Born in a humble home and raised in a remote part of America, Playboi Carti’s big break in the music world has been a point of contact and reference point to many people and even to upcoming music artists. Not only is he an artist, but he also produces music, writes, and models top-tier designers, including Louis Vuitton, amongst others. As a celebrity, he has garnered attention for various reasons as the media seeks to satisfy fans’ curiosities.
How Tall is Playboi Carti?
From what is available on record, he is 185.5cm tall. This brings him to about 6 feet 1 inch. But how does he compare to other American rappers, especially those who are his peers and associates?
Playboi Carti’s Height is Much More Significant Than Lil Uzi Vert’s
At his height of 185cm (6ft 1inch), Playboi Carti ranks number 16 on the list of the tallest American rappers. Born on the 13th of September in 1996, the Atlanta rapper is just 27 years old. For his age, he is quite lanky and taller than most of his peers in the industry, including those older than him. One of such artistes is Lil Uzi Vert.
Symere Basil Woods, whose stage name is Lil Uzi Vert, is also an American rapper who is one of Playboi Carti’s main contenders in the industry. Although Lil Uzi Vert is two years older than Playboi, he still happens to be shorter than him. He is 162cm tall, leaving a gap of about 23cm between him and Playboi Carti. Both artists have worked on some projects together in the past, but are currently not on good terms with one another.
Playboi Carti’s Height is 2cm More than ASAP Rocky’s Despite Being 10 Years Younger
After Playboi Carti met ASAP Rocky in 2015, their relationship strengthened. Due to ASAP’S influential status, Playboi decided to live with him in Texas, rather than staying in New York. Rakim Mayers, also known as ASAP Rocky, is also a big-shot American rapper and Playboi made him his mentor in the rap industry due to his experience and achievements in the industry. With the 10-year gap between both artists, they are almost the same height, but Playboi Carti is taller than him by only about 2cm.
Despite the age difference between the two rappers, they have worked on several projects together and maintain a very friendly relationship. From their interactions on social media, it has been discovered that they refer to each other as brothers with Playboi Carti as the younger one.
Trippie Red, Whom He Once Tried to Sign, Does Not Match Up to Playboi Carti’s Height
21-year-old Michael Lamar, popularly known as Trippie Red, who is also an American rapper, in an interview with XXL, mentioned Playboi Carti as one of his top five rappers. He furthermore said that Playboi Carti has created a new wave in the music world and sees him as one of his mentors. He claimed that Carti has “opened doors to do a lot of things that he does”. Playboi even made a play to sign him but Trippie claimed he had other plans.
To an extent, it is also visible that they have a healthy relationship as they have collaborated a couple of times and made music together. They have similarities in their music genre and lifestyle but it does not extend to their height. Trippie Red stands at about five feet six inches tall which is about 168cm. This leaves him at least 17cm shorter than Playboi Carti.
Playboi Initially Wanted to Become an NBA Star
While in high school, Jordan Terrel Carter, professionally known as Playboi Carti, wanted to make something out of himself so he decided to focus on basketball so that he could eventually become an NBA star. In an interview, he described his life in high school as “all hoop and no rap.” His height must have been one of the things that further encouraged him to go into basketball as he was 170cm tall at the time which is pretty much motivating for a high school student.
Unfortunately, a while into basketball training, he had a major disagreement with his coach at a time which made him quit basketball. It was at this point that he probably explored his other talents and decided to switch to music, particularly rap. For someone who already had quite a stubborn character, his sudden career decision made him even more nonchalant towards his academics and he didn’t further his education after high school so that he could go into music full time and also balance his work at H&M at the time.
He Changed His Stage Name From Sir Cartier to Playboi Carti
Playboi Carti couldn’t deal with the idea of being “an upcoming rapper” working in a store, so he decided to quit his job. After terminating his employment, he went into music full time and began rapping as a young boy in 2011. At this time, his stage name was Sir Cartier until he decided to change it in 2013 to Playboi Carti and has maintained the name ever since. During this period, he was in the underground Atlanta rap scenes with several rap battles and also had some of his works released.
Sensing the urge to get more exposure in the music world, at the age of 18, Playboi decided to move to New York City as it was a land of opportunities for most people, especially aspiring artists. There, he lived in a drug dealer’s house and that was where he met with some ASAP members. His meeting with the founder, ASAP Bary facilitated the process of him getting acquainted with ASAP Rocky in 2015 at a show in SXSW.
His Eponymous Debut Mixtape Numbered 29 On Billboard 100
He started gaining the attention of the public in 2015 when he released some singles, particularly “Broke Boi” and “Fetti”. Consequently, he began to collaborate with Atlanta underground rap scene artists to make music, thereby making his popularity gradually circulate. Furthermore, he went on music tours with some artists within his cadre in the same year.
In the year 2016, he featured on A$AP mob’s single, “Telephone Calls” and got signed to A$AP Mob AGWE imprint and also to Interscope Records. Indeed, 2016, was a big year for him. He made sure to play his cards right and took advantage of the little limelight he had to create an eponymous debut mixtape in 2017. This mixtape got the attention of many music publications like XXL, Pitchfork, PopMatters, Hotnewhip-hop amongst others. This debut mixtape birthed two singles which blew up his career further. ‘Magnolia’s and “Woke Up Like This” ranked number 29 and 76 on US Billboard 100. He started going on music tours to further gain ground in the industry and his plan did work as he was listed as one of the top ten for XXL’s “2017 Freshman Class.”
Yeah, 2017 could be termed as the year of his biggest break in music as he further gained recognition from top artists and was honored to even feature on their songs.
Playboi Carti’s Height and Other Features Inspired His Modelling Career
The American rapper has distinctive features asides from his well-built body. He weighs about 130 pounds (58-60kg) and coupled with his tall height, he has a body worth drooling over. His original hair color is black but it is currently in dreads with wine attachment which certainly does justice to his lifestyle and music genre. He has several tattoos on different parts of his body like his neck, arms, and even his chest, each with a peculiar meaning. These physical qualities have enhanced his chances with different brands and designers as he currently models for some of them, including Givenchy where he modeled alongside celebrities like Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid, and Anok Yai in July 2021.
His YouTube Page Generates About 50 Million Streams Per Year
On December 25, 2020, Playboi Carti released his third album, the 24-track “Whole Lotta Red”. This album was his biggest break as it hit number one on US Billboard 200. Before its release, some of his works were leaked on the internet and got tens of millions of streams. His fan base skyrocketed after the album dropped.
His story and rise to fame became a point of contact to many and inspired the public. His fan base has grown wider and currently, he has over 1.3 million followers on Instagram. A YouTube channel that was opened under his name has 138 thousand subscribers and over 50 million views annually. The rapper has grown, not only in fame but also financially as his current net worth is $9 million with income from music and modeling.